Comic Review: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (DC Comics)

Gather around you people and check out the gathering of superheroes in DC Comics’ Legion Of Super-Heroes #1! As it says on the front cover, the adventures of the 31st […]

Gather around you people and check out the gathering of superheroes in DC Comics’ Legion Of Super-Heroes #1! As it says on the front cover, the adventures of the 31st century begin here!

And begin they do. But first, things must begin to begin. The heroes must drop-in, check-in, check each other out. That’s actually a big part of the first issue. Excitable teens, butterflying and mingling with each other. All attractive, fit teens, bursting with dialogue, spouting off, chattering, interrupting each other, emoting.

The script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils by Ryan Sook, inks by Ryan Sook and Wade Von Grawbadger and colours by Jordie Bellaire all group together to make a cohesive, earnest and charming picture.

There are bad things happening, the landscape is being explored and the pecking order is starting to congeal. The zeal of the kids is fun for a while, a bit much sometimes, but chalk it up to first day of class. It’s how things go from here. Does the Legion stop gushing and blushing, and get into some angst? We’ll check it out again next time.

Visually, very very stunning. Lots of wild double-page spreads, and an awesome Ryan Sook front cover!

DC Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, $3.99 for 25 pages of content. Teen.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!